Sunday, August 10, 2008

# crazy # facts

World's Craziest in a Crazy Site

As I was googling (Jo's word) a while ago, I happen to visit a crazy site with the list of world's most of anything.

The site that I am talking about is the Isn't it crazy? I've been longing to have my own domain that would make people easily remember it and then there you go a site that you would never visit by mistake.

Anyway I would like to give some props for the owner for the list of things that they had probably patiently googled in the world wide web.

Here are some of my favorites of the crazy things (I know some are not that crazy but I just love saying crazy today...I'm a bit high!! Crazy crazy crazy...)

1. So what is the longest alphabet in the world?

This is an easy one, maybe not easy to learn.
Country: Cambodian
Number of letters: 74

Just for the record, Rotokas, the native language of the
Solomon Islands has only 11 letters, and is the shortest alphabet.

In case you are wondering, Chinese use symbols, not letters,
but there are about 5,000 of them. Can you imagine the keyboard?

2. What is the world's longest abbreviation? (Is this even for real?! Try to memorize it and i'll give you a kiss!)

This abbreviation may just explain it, it is the world's longest abbreviation containing 56 letters:


Meaning: Laboratory for Shuttering, Reinforcement, Concrete and Ferroconcrete Operations for Composite-monolithic and Monolithic Constructions of the Department of Technology of Building Assembly Operations of the Scientific Research Institute of the Organization for Building Mechanization and Technical Aid of the Academy of Building and Architecture of the USSR.

3. What is possibly the longest full name?

Adolph Blaine Charles David Earl Frederick Gerald Hubert Irvin John Kenneth Lloyd Martin Nero Oliver Paul Quincy Randolph Sherman Thomas Uncas Victor William Xerxes Yancy Zeus Wolfeschlegelsteinhausenbergerdorff

4. What is the most expensive schoolbook in the world?

On April 19 2006 a schoolbook, or exercise book if you like, sold for an educated £126,500.00 or about $226,000.00 USD.

So what made the world's most expensive schoolbook so special?
The schoolbook was titled 'My Anthology' and among other things contained a drawing titled 'The Walrus And The Carpenter'.

So, you must be thinking it is the early work of some famous artist , right?
Well, you're almost right. The schoolbook belonged to John Lennon when he was 12 years old and may just provide insight into the song 'I Am The Walrus'.

Most Expensive Schoolbook

5. What is the most expensive Rubik's cube in the world?

This record is no puzzle, the world's most expensive Rubik's cube is the Masterpiece Cube, produced by Diamond Cutters International in 1995.

The Masterpiece Cube is regular size, fully functional and boasts 22.5 karats of amethyst, 34 karats of rubies, and 34 karats of emeralds and the cube is made of 18 karat gold.
The estimated value is about $1,500,000.00 USD.

Now for some Rubik's cube fun facts:
The Rubik's cube was invented in the spring of 1974 by Erno Rubik.
There are 43,252,003,274,489,856,000 (43 quintillion) combinations on the 3x3x3 Rubik's cube.
It took Erno Rubik one month to solve the cube for the first time.
The original colors of the Rubik's cube were white, orange, blue, red, yellow and green.
On January 16 2006 Leyan Lo, a 20-year-old California Institute of Technology student, claimed the new world record by solving the cube in a mere 11.13 seconds.

really really crazy...I wanna have that cube!!

1 comment:

aeirin said...

wow that is a long URL...

Anyway, I have added you to my Aeirin's Collections blog roll. Hope you do the same...

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